"What are you doing here?"snarled Adrien, not giving me time to even comprehend what was going on.

"What are you doing here?" shot back Emmett. Carsile glared at him as did Adrien.

"We live here." he replied coldly.

"We just moved here." Carsile cut in smoothly. "We sensed others who were different-"

"Bella!? Is it really you?!" Alice squealed, cutting Carsile off. She was bouncing from excitement. I found I couldn't return her excitement.

I nodded silently.

"You don't look any different." commented Rosalie.

"She doesn't age." Adrien told them.

"Do you want to come in?" I asked mechanically.

"Do you mind? I think everyone is surprised to see you." Esme asked. I hadn't even noticed her.

"Of course not. Please, come in." Adrien said, suddenly welcoming. A certain smirk played at his lips. He was enjoying their amazement. And soon pain I assumed.

They filed in. Edward was last. He looked in shock and there was immense pain in his face. He tried to catch my eye but I busied myself with fussing with Damien.

They sat down in the living room. Adrien also seated himself on the love seat.

"I'm going to get Damien his lunch." I muttered, needing an escape. I quickly left to the kitchen which was right off the living room.

I sat down my son at the kitchen counter. We usually ate in the dining room but he could make do with the kitchen.

"What do you want, sweetie?" I asked him, smoothing back his silky black hair from his forehead.

"Peanut butter and jelly." he replied. He had just discovered PB&J and now was on this big kick.


I took my time putting it together and poured him some milk. Then I handed it to him.

He ate it but watched me with his big eyes. They were worried. He picked up on emotions easily and could tell I was upset.

I stalled as long as I could before I picked him up again and walked back to the sitting room.

Carsile and Adrien were talking. Jasper seemed to be listening but everyone else was looking around.

They looked at me when I came back.

"Oh my God, Bella. What happened?" demanded Alice eagerly.

"What do you mean?" I asked blandly.

"Well, Adrien was saying something about you being immortal."

"Yeah." I shrugged. "I am."

Alice seemed to realize my half pissed half I-couldn't-care-less attitude.

"How?" asked Edward. His voice was steady but I could hear something below the surface.

I looked to Adrien.

He gave a short explanation of the drink I had. . .drank. They looked amazed.

"Who is that?" asked Emmett, pointing to Damien.

"Our son." I said, feeling a twinge of pride.

Their mouths dropped open and I shot Adrien an amused look.

I had become more like him. More sarcastic and dare I say sadistic? Maybe that was a bit extreme but still . . .

"Your son?" Edward whispered, his face tortured.

"Yes, Edward." I said politely.

"I think we have a lot of explaining to do." Carsile said.

"Bella, we only left to protect you! What Edward said were total lies! He loves you-we all love you!" Alice said, slightly hysterically.

I stared at them for a moment. Yeah right. Well, maybe it was true. I didn't care.

"So?" I asked, blankly. I could tell Adrien was enjoying this very much. They looked confused.

"I mean, thats nice and all but why tell me now? I have a family and have moved on. Do you think I'm going to go back to him or something?" I asked, waving my hand dismissively toward Edward.

I had never seen all the Cullen's speechless before.

"But, Bella. . .you can't really love him!"